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From the Interim Conference Minister: May 15, 2017

Recently I had the privilege to worship with the United Church of Huntsville, Huntsville, AL. The newly ordained Rev. Edward Colf led worship, preached, and celebrated communion. It was a joyous time in the life of this congregation. Also, I was able to present to Eddie his ordination certificate. Yes, you may be thinking, “Why didn’t […]

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From the Conference Minister: May 1, 2017

Dear Friends, As I travel around the conference meeting you all, I am blown away by the amazing ministry we, in the Southeast Conference, do. This past Sunday I worshipped with Peace UCC in Clemson, SC. They are beginning a Tiny House Project. This project will provide a welcoming and safe haven to anyone who […]

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Marie’s Musings: April 1, 2017

April is upon us! As spring bursts forth, as we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus from the grave, let us remember all that is happening in the world and in our conference. The Southeast Conference is bustling with plans and activities. There are installations, ecclesiastical councils, and meetings. There are congregations in various points of […]

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Marie’s Musings: March 18, 2017

by Marie Bacchiocchi, Interim Conference Minister I sit in my office with my cat, KeyKey sleeping on the ottoman next to me, feeling blessed to be settling in to my new home and my new ministry setting in the Southeast Conference. It has been a joy to meet some of you already and I look […]

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June’s Jottings: March 18, 2016

by June Boutwell, Designated Conference Minister My deepest thanks for allowing me to be a partner in ministry in the Southeast Conference for the last three years. I said at the Transition Celebration that I will carry a heartful of stories with me as I go. I am deeply grateful for those who stepped up […]

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A Day of Celebration and Transition in the Southeast Conference

Saturday, March 4, 2017 was a wonderful day of celebration in the Southeast Conference of the UCC as we gathered at First Congregational in Atlanta to thank Rev. June Boutwell for her three years of dedicated service the the Conference as our Designed Conference Minister. June provided expert guidance and professional wisdom as we moved […]

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June’s Jottings: March 1, 2017

The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a sharing in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a sharing in the body of Christ? Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread. (1 Corinthians 10:15-17 […]

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Conference Minister Transition Celebration set for Sat, March 4

as we say farewell to June Boutwell and we welcome Marie Bacchiocchi Saturday, March 4, 2017 2:00-3:30 p.m. The Commons at First Congregational Church 125 Ellis Street NE, Atlanta Georgia Light refreshments will be served FREE parking is available in the CARE parking deck  (151 Ellis Street, immediately to the left of the Commons) So we can […]

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June’s Jottings: February 1, 2017

One of the wonderful things I love about the UCC is what I call “one degree of separation.” I have been a part of this denomination for my whole life, growing up in a small town UCC congregation and beginning to serve the wider church on conference committees in my 20s. I know many people […]

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Rev. Marie A. Bacchiocchi Announced as Interim Conference Minister

The Southeast Conference Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Rev. Marie A. Bacchiocchi has accepted the call to serve as Interim Conference Minister. She is currently serving as an Associate Conference Minister in Central Atlantic Conference. She will begin her ministry in Southeast Conference on March 6 by attending the Council of Conference […]

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